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Curriculum design, development and assessment for computer science and similar disciplines

Curriculum design, development and assessment for computer science and similar disciplines

Schagaev, I., Bacon, E., Folic, N. and Ioannides, N. (2012) Curriculum design, development and assessment for computer science and similar disciplines. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. FECS'12. CSREA Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 3-14. ISBN 1601322135

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Abstract

Curriculum design and development for Computer Science and similar disciplines as a formal model is introduced and analysed. Functions of education process as knowledge delivery and assessment are analysed. Structural formation of curriculum design is presented using definitive, characteristic and predictive functions. The process of change in the discipline is described and analysed. The algorithm to determine the core of the discipline is developed. Functions of the core moving and merging are introduced and analysed. A new assessment technique, multiple choice answers approach (MCAA) with several right and not mutually exclusive answers from a larger set of answers, is introduced. MCAA, even though developed as an assessment technique, also facilitates the formation of reliable coverage of subject curricula. The rigorous formation of assessment becomes an essential segment of curriculum design and development. Levels of applicability are explained showing the practical effectiveness of the proposed approach. A trial application in a real module of computer science showed promising results. Schemes of student progress assessment are introduced including analysis of success and protection from guessing, using penalty functions. Schemes of further development and directions for further research are discussed.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering. FECS'12
Additional Information: [1] First published in 2012. [2] Published as: Schagaev, I., Bacon, E., Folic, N. and Ioannides, N. (2012) Curriculum design, development and assessment for computer science and similar disciplines. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science & Computer Engineering. FECS 2012. CSREA Press, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, pp. 3-14. [3] This paper was first presented at the 2012 International Conference on “Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering” (FECS'12), held from 16-19 July 2012, at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, USA, in the Session: Degree Programs, Curriculum and Course Development, Assessment and Related Issues. [4] ISBN: 1-60132-212-7 (Vol.1); 1-60132-213-5 (Vol.2); 1-60132-214-3 (Vol. I and II set).
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum design, curriculum development, curriculum core, theory of classification, formalisation, multiple choice answer approach, penalty function
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9940

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